This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well respected company, that are an integral part of care within communities in Manchester.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday shifts between 8am and 9pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your role at We Care Solutions will be to share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that promotes independence. Care Provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the services users own family, and will not include tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.  Only when trained to do so, would care assistants undertake any special tasks.

A normal day would include:

  • To assist service users with all personal care needs including undressing, washing, bathing, and toileting needs.
  • To assist service users with mobility problems, and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and help in use and care of aids and personal equipment.
  • To engage in the promotion of mental & physical wellbeing of service users, through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them, activities such as reading, writing, hobbies, and recreations.
  • To make and change beds, and all domestic tasks within the household.
  • Where required, to assist with service users laundry, including using a launderette where necessary.
  • To read and write reports, and take part in staff and service users meetings, and in training activities as directed.
  • To perform such other duties as directed/required.
  • To comply with We Care Solutions Manchester Ltd’s policies and procedures at all times, which include the service users care plan and medication needs.
  • To report to the registered manager any significant changes in the health or circumstance of a service user.
  • To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible.
  • All staff are required to attend mandatory training where appropriate, this includes induction and National Vocational Qualifications or their equivalent.
  • To enable and assist service users to maintain on a day to day basis as such autonomy and independence as possible.
  • To support and assist service users in identifying risks and recording the support plan which minimises and manages the identified risks.

What you could go on to do
We Care solutions offer excellent progression opportunities, and on successful completion of your L2 QCF Qualification, you can progress onto L3.

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company.

What will happen next

New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Excellent timekeeping
100% reliability is required for this role
Knowledge of your local area/bus routes etc
Ability to use own initiative.

Personal qualities

Caring compassionate nature
Calming, yet confident
Excellent communication skills
Passionate about a career in care.

Qualifications required

Good standard of Maths and English.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

We Care Solutions vision is to provide people across Manchester with access to affordable, high quality care which can enable them to live independent, dignified and safe lives in their own homes. We believe that, where possible, an individual should be able to access the care they need in their own home. For those who require care, the comfort drawn from being looked after in familiar surroundings can be immeasurable. Home care also affords a level of independence and personalisation which can’t be matched in a residential setting. Furthermore, domicillary care is often more cost effective than residential options which helps to reduce the financial pressure of caring for loved ones.




517 Wilbraham Road


M21 0UF

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Training provider

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

The Growth Company

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Recruitment for this vacancy is being handled by our chosen training provider, The Skills Company. You will need to follow the link to their website where you’ll find a short application form via the apply button. If you are already registered with The Skills Company please contact them on 0161 233 2656 or to express your interest in this role. Please note that you will be required to attend an interview / assessment with The Skills Company before you can be considered for this role.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Nov 2017